Poised for Palace return, Marcos family hopes to ‘clarify’ legacy of late strongman

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25)— Poised for a return to Malacañang, members of the Marcos family are hopeful that they will be given the platform to finally “clarify” the legacy of their father, the late ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

“The return to Malacañang, galing na kami doon eh, kung tutuusin hindi masyadong mahalaga ‘yung pagbabalik sa Palasyo,” Senator Imee Marcos, sister of presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., told CNN Philippines on Wednesday.

[Translation: The return to Malacañang, we have been there, the truth is our return to the Palace is not that important.]

“What’s most important to us is, of course, our name, the family name that has become so controversial, and so difficult at times to bear," she stressed.

"The legacy of my father is what we hope will be clarified at last,” she also said.

The Congress — sitting as National of Board Canvassers— completed the canvassing of certificates of canvass for the presidential and vice presidential races on Wednesday afternoon.

Bongbong Marcos is slated to be proclaimed as the next Philippine leader after garnering over 31.6 million votes.

Imee Marcos, meanwhile, thanked the majority vote for the “restoration of faith and confidence” in the Marcos family.

“I think now is the time to show what we can still can do for the country,” she noted.

Ferdinand E. Marcos' two-decade long administration was riddled with widespread corruption and human rights abuses. He was ousted during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

The late president's kin earlier labeled the accounts regarding his regime as "political propaganda.”